Brazil indicts model over rape allegation against Neymar

Brazil forward Neymar reacts after scoring a goal during the second half of a friendly soccer match against Colombia, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sao Paulo police say they are indicting Brazilian model Najila Trindade and her former partner over her rape allegation against soccer star Neymar.

Police said Tuesday they indicted the model for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion.

Her former partner Estivens Alves is accused of disclosing erotic content, which was then published online.

Trindade went to Sao Paulo police to accuse Neymar of raping her at a Paris hotel in May. Neymar denied the accusation and said their relations were consensual.

In this frame grab from a June 5, 2019 video provided by the Brazilian TV network SBT, Najila Trindade, who accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel, gives a television interview in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo police said Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 they are indicting the Brazilian model and her former partner over her rape allegation against soccer star Neymar, indicting her for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion. (SBT via AP, File)

Prosecutors officially closed the investigation against Neymar earlier this month, citing a lack of evidence against him.

The Associated Press doesn’t name alleged sexual assault victims unless they make their identities public, which Trindade did in several interviews.